2016 is the Year of Flash, 10 Reasons Why!

It’s amazing to watch the evolution of Flash Storage.  From early development in the 1980s to the arrival in enterprise storage systems in 2008, all along people have predicted the year of Flash!  Well, I believe that we can say 2016 is the year of Flash! Why?  Here are 10 … READ MORE

Sam Marraccini February 22nd, 2016

Episode #6: Flash Storage, what’s next? with Dan Cobb

The Source Episode #6: Flash Storage.  If you know me, you know that I’ve spent a lot of time in the middle of EMCs Flash initiatives, as documented at www.insideflash.com. It’s only natural for me to have Dan Cobb, VP of Flash and Non-Volatile Strategy on The Source.  XtremIO is … READ MORE

Sam Marraccini July 29th, 2015

Inside Flash Episode #23: XtremIO Oracle Database Consolidation

XtremIO Oracle Database Consolidation with Sam Lucido: When the EMC Global Solutions Team set out to demonstrate the Oracle Database consolidation capabilities of XtremIO, they had three primary goals. Simplify database consolidation – consolidate mixed-workload, test/dev with performance at scale. Maximize DBA Productivity – simplify provisioning, reduce downtime and accelerate … READ MORE

Sam Marraccini June 4th, 2015

Redefine SAP with EMC XtremIO

The EMC SAP Solutions Team recently worked directly with an EMC customer to better understand exactly how XtremIO could redefine SAP for them. The White Paper produced provides real-life SAP experiences and reports key SAP specific measurements. You’ll find details for Performance Gains, Consolidation & Operations Efficiencies, Cost Savings and how XtremIO simplified their SAP Deployment.

Sam Marraccini December 16th, 2014

Unpacking the Gems in VCE’s Vblock Launch

As one of the industry’s most successful joint ventures of all time, the speed and scale of VCE’s success in pioneering and validating the converged infrastructure market has been unprecedented and established CI as a mainstream market segment, with VCE as the clear leader.  With today’s announcement from VCE, EMC … READ MORE

Aaron Chaisson October 6th, 2014

Inside Flash with Sam Marraccini: Episode #16: Josh Goldstein XtremIO – VMWorld 2014

It’s hard to believe, but it has been a full year since InsideFlash Episode #13 when I last interviewed Josh Goldstein. Josh is the VP of Product Management & Marketing for XtremIO. A year ago at VMWorld 2013, XtremIO was in Directed Availability, and everyone wanted to know what exactly EMC was working on. The primary focus of XtremIO then was Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, VDI. The always on in-line deduplication at memory speeds made VDI a natural fit for XtremIO, and it continues to be a great use case.

Sam Marraccini September 2nd, 2014

New XtremIO Upgrade Delivers “Great Xpectations”

When EMC launched XtremIO in November 2013, the big message was to “Xpect More” from all-flash arrays. Performance gains are table stakes in this arena and we urge our customers to look beyond an IOPS boost gained with flash to more important things like consistent and predictable performance (not just … READ MORE

CJ Desai July 8th, 2014
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